1. 50 Cent Taps Chris Brown, Ne-Yo for 'Street King Immortal'

    December 04, 2012 10:08 PM EST Though 50 Cent 's upcoming "Street King Immortal" has been plagued by delays, at least the album's had enough time to put together its guest list. The hip-hop mogul told Billboard.com that his fifth studio album will feature Chris Brown , Ne-Yo and Trey Songz , as well as…

  2. Mateo Exclusive Video: 'How I Got Here'

    December 04, 2012 1:55 PM EST Music is undeniable to Mateo. "Music has always been around. My grandpa did music, and my dad's mom was a singer. Everyone played music," Mateo says. In the video, "How I Got Here," exclusively premiered on The Juice, Mateo gives fans a look at the road to his 2013…

  3. Sandy Benefit Concert, Now With Clapton & Coldplay, Going Global

    December 04, 2012 10:20 AM EST The 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit concert will be broadcast across 34 U.S. and international television, radio and Internet across six continents. Producers said in a Monday news release the concert will be available to 1 billion people across six continents. Eric Clapton and Coldplay have…

  4. Rod Stewart, Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton Holiday Sets Primed For Billboard 200 Top 10

    December 01, 2012 8:00 AM EST As previously reported, Alicia Keys ' new album "Girl on Fire" is set to earn the highest debut next week on the Billboard 200 chart, with a No. 1 entrance likely. Industry sources suggest that the set, which hit retailers on Nov. 27, might sell between 145,000 to 170,000…

  5. Alicia Keys and Rod Stewart Aiming for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

    November 29, 2012 9:15 AM EST Alicia Keys ' new album "Girl On Fire" is set to earn the highest debut next week on the Billboard 200 chart -- with a No. 1 bow likely. However, Rod Stewart 's "Merry Christmas, Baby" might spoil Keys' party with a post-Thanksgiving sales surge. Industry…

  6. Chart Highlights: Ke$ha Climbs To No. 1 on Pop Songs

    November 26, 2012 4:55 PM EST The singer scores her third format leader with 'Die Young,' the lead single from her Dec. 4 album 'Warrior.' Plus, a host of new holiday songs enter AC and Jake Owen's 'One' tops Country Airplay. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of…

  7. Rihanna Equals Madonna Record, Tops One Direction With U.K. Chart Win

    November 26, 2012 8:00 AM EST Rihanna 's "Unapologetic" sold nearly 100,000 copies last week to debut at No. 1 on yesterday's new U.K. album chart. But the real sales story of the week, and the year, came in the less-publicised compilation chart, where "Now! That's What I Call Music 83"…

  8. Alicia Keys Previews 'Girl on Fire,' Announces Miguel Tour: Watch

    November 20, 2012 9:26 PM EST Alicia Keys sat down with fans and friends to preview her new album via a Google+ Hangout on Tuesday -- and revealed some tour news. "Me and Miguel are going on tour together, it's happening in March," she revealed, with the fellow R&B singer joining on video chat. The two…

  9. Chart Highlights: Miguel's 'Adorn' Ties For Year's Longest Rule On R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay

    November 19, 2012 5:15 PM EST Plus, new holiday favorites debut on AC and Calvin Harris tops Dance/Club Play Songs. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our charts are refreshed on…

  10. Rihanna's 'SNL' Performance & 'Diamonds' Premiere Fuels Social 50 Chart Gain

    November 17, 2012 11:00 AM EST As the release of Rihanna 's seventh album "Unapologetic" nears (due Nov. 19), the diva has been in promotion overdrive. In turn, the singer soars up four slots on Billboard's Social 50 chart (7-3) with big gains across our monitored social networks. The Social 50 chart…

  11. BIGBANG in America: Behind the Scenes With the K-Pop Boy Wonders

    November 15, 2012 4:00 PM EST When asked about his group's performance at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, a bleach blonde G-Dragon of K-pop group BIGBANG says under his breath, "I wish it was better." A refreshingly candid answer in the very formal, professional world of K-pop where the stars are more…

  12. Hurricane Sandy Concert: Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel Performing

    November 15, 2012 10:45 AM EST Star-packed lineup taking over Madison Square Garden on Dec. 12. Kanye West , Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band , The Who and Billy Joel are among the artists set to perform at the "12.12.12." Concert for Sandy Relief, scheduled for Dec. 12. Paul McCartney , Roger Waters ,…

  13. Exclusive: Sneak Peek at Alicia Keys 'VH1 Storytellers' Performance

    November 12, 2012 10:55 AM EST Get More: Storytellers , Alicia Keys , Alicia Keys News , Alicia Keys Music Videos , Alicia Keys Storytellers Tune-in November 12th at 11pm EST Amongst prepping for the debut of her fifth studio album, "Girl on Fire," Alicia Keys takes the "VH1 Storytellers" stage to share…

  14. Taylor Swift Rules, Rihanna Snubbed at MTV European Music Awards

    November 11, 2012 7:25 PM EST At EMAs, Justin Bieber Picks Up Three Trophies & PSY Wins Best Video Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber dominated the 2012 MTV European Music Awards, winning three trophies each, with Swift ruling over her first-ever appearance at the EMAs, taking the honors for best female, best live act and…

  15. Taylor Swift Still Rules Billboard 200, Meek Mill Starts at No. 2

    November 07, 2012 11:00 AM EST As projected last week, Taylor Swift 's "Red" album rules for a second week atop the Billboard 200 chart, selling 344,000 copies (down 72%) according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last week, the Big Machine Records album blasted in at No. 1 with 1.208 million, marking the largest sales…

  16. Alicia Keys' 'Girl on Fire': The Billboard Cover Story

    November 02, 2012 3:00 PM EDT A lot can happen in the span of three years. Just ask Alicia Keys . Since the 2009 release of her last album, "The Element of Freedom," the singer/songwriter/musician/ producer/actress has penciled in a few more hyphens next to her name. In addition to becoming a wife and mother,…

  17. Chart Juice: Kendrick Lamar's 'good kid, m.A.A.d city' Rules R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    November 01, 2012 1:35 PM EDT With the release of his much-anticipated major-label debut "good kid, m.A.A.d city," Kendrick Lamar bows on multiple charts beginning with R&B/Hip-Hop Albums where the set opens at No. 1 with 241,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The top-spot opening comes three…

  18. Hurricane Sandy: 20 Musician Twitter Reactions

    October 30, 2012 1:55 PM EDT As Hurricane Sandy pummeled the East Coast, causing massive floods, fires, and power outages over the last two days, many music stars took to Twitter to share their experiences in the storm (like Swizz Beatz who tried to enjoy the dark with he and Alicia Keys ' toddler Egypt), to show…

  19. Gary Clark Jr., Reps Talk 'Blak And Blu' Debut & Career Start

    October 23, 2012 2:30 PM EDT To an ignorant eye, it seemed to be a typical night inside Hollywood's live performance hub Hotel Cafe. The Austin guitar phenom/vocalist Gary Clark Jr. and his band exited the stage after figuratively shredding it to fractions, as they're prone to do. But this early-2011 exhibition…

  20. PSY, Alicia Keys Performing at MTV EMAs

    October 23, 2012 9:25 AM EDT Korean pop sensation PSY will bring his "Gangnam Style" to this year's MTV European Music Awards show in Frankfurt in November. The global superstar will perform along three other high-profile late additions to the lineup, led by fourteen-time Grammy-winning singer/songwriter…

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